If I wanted something to go down all the time, I would have spent the $60 bucks on my girlfriend. Blizzard, meet me at Camera 3 - What the hell are you doing over there? Are you just now taking down the Oregon Trail Apple IIe cluster to make room for Diablo 3 servers? Did you finally realize that a Commodore 64 was way better than an Atari 2600 and the staff was so blown away that they let their doobies fall to the floor and an entire server farm burned to the ground in the process?
I realize that I'm grasping for straws here, but the whole community cannot understand what you are doing. Do we need to wheel in Stephen Hawking for an equation to make sense of this gaming blackhole? As far as my blackhole is concerned there is no numbers needed, just pucker up and kiss it, Blizzard!
Please just make a patch to play this thing offline - I don't care if you stated in an interview that you believe that the gaming experience is better the way you designed it, but who are you to tell us what is a great gaming experience? It's up to the individual customer (duh) who do you think you are? The top 1%? (oh, you do). I think we all can agree, Blizzard included, that THIS particular experience ranks up there with going to the DMV, getting a root canal with no anesthesia because you can't afford any - spending you last dollar on a certain game from Blizzard, or telling your Mom to keep it down while you talk to a girl on Skype that you just met through eHarmony.
PS - I know Hell is a hot fiery place, but um...since your Blizzard - could we have a couple of snowflakes...what's that? Requires more downtime? Ok, I'd just settle for a working game....